Radical Housing

Radical Housing : Designing multi-generational and co-living housing for all

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An essential design
guide for architects and others interested in innovative housing typologies

Radical Housing
explores the planning, technical, financial, health-based and social background
for developing multi-generational homes and co-living. Abundantly illustrated
with case studies and plans from projects across the UK and abroad, this book aims
to inform and inspire the delivery of alternative approaches to affordable and
flexible housing, and is an essential text for architecture practitioners,
students, and community groups.

Offers inspiration and
innovative ideas for customer-led housing and deliverable solutions from
the UK and abroad.
Practical focus,
particularly around deliverability, giving readers an understanding of the
planning and legislative framework, and helping them to negotiating a
speedier path through the process of obtaining consents
Demonstrates how alternative
housing models can help to deliver the number of affordable homes needed,
exploring finance and land availability.
Offers a sustainable vision
of the future, since new homes must be flexible and adaptable over time so
they can meet the changing needs of families and communities.
Outlines the social benefits
to society beyond the provision of homes for those in need and
demonstrates through case studies that it is also important to establish
supportive, caring and stimulating environments for people to
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 210 x 250 x 20.32mm | 861.83g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1859468918
  • 9781859468913
  • 784,831

Table of contents



Chapter 1. Multi-generational living: existing and new individual homes in UK and
across the world

Chapter 2.
Mixed communities - Multi-generational housing in UK


Chapter 3. Co-Housing in UK and Europe


References & further reading



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About Caroline Dove

Caroline Dove is an architect and Partner of HTA Design LLP,
with over 30 years' experience of collaborating with communities to design
sustainable places to live. She leads multi-disciplinary teams responsible for
designing and delivering a wide range of community-led regeneration and
refurbishment projects, housing for older people, custom-build housing, and
local authority housebuilding programmes.
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